Have I mentioned before that I love Amy Butler? I just bought her new book, "Style Stitches" and it is awesome. I've been saving this houndstooth fabric for a long time just waiting for the right project and the Blossom bag and matching coin purse was the natural choice :) This is a semi-soft bag with lots of room and even comes complete with a zipper pocket and a magnetic closure. For the lining I used a vintage .70 cent pillowcase I found at the Salvation A. that has funky flowers on it in bright colors.
As with all Butler patterns, there was a laborious amount of cutting, fusing, needle breaking and hand stitching but since I've come to expect that, it doesn't bother me anymore especially knowing that the finished product reflects the amount of time that went into it. I must say that I love, LOVE, L O V E how this bag turned out and the coin purse with the vintage daisy brooch is just an added bonus. There are a few minor cosmetic imperfections that I'm going to call "individualistic nuances" but I can live with them :)